5 Sites to Find Ethical Alternatives to Tech, Fashion, and Unfair Brands

MakeUseOf | 1/25/2020 | Mihir Patkar
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It’s time to make better choices in what we buy and consume. From using eco-friendly products to buying from companies that treat their workers fairly, here’s how you can find ethical alternatives to anything.

Choice - Aspects - Example - Company - Employees

When we talk about making an ethical choice, there are different aspects to look at. For example, how a company behaves with its employees or a firm’s carbon footprint, or even how they treat animals. Importantly, you don’t need to be strict about ethical choices either. The first step is finding out what’s out there.

Ethical.net is one of the leading websites to find ethical alternatives to several technological brands, products, and services. It also features articles with different takes on ethical choices, such as a guide to foraging and the ethical and sustainable side of Christmas.

Resources - Tab - List - Apps - Tech

The Resources tab has the long list that you’re looking for. It deals with apps and tech services, such as email and search engines, broadband providers, streaming services, office tools, messaging, etc. But look closely for a few interesting choices.

For instance, it’s no secret that most major companies make smartphones in China where labor is exploited. And there are several privacy implications too.

Alternatives - Smartphones - Standards - Shiftphone

Ethical.net suggests alternatives for smartphones that adhere to certain ethical standards, like the sustainable and ethical Shiftphone.

Shiftphone: Sustainable, Ethical & Eco-Friendly Smartphones

Tech - Industry - Planet - People - Germany

It's becoming increasingly clear that the tech industry is bad for the planet and people. Germany's SHIFT is shaking things up with their Shiftphone.

Apart from the readymade resources, the website also hosts an active forum where you can discuss such topics with like-minded people. You can learn from each other and find what ethical living is all about, plus get recommendations for things not on the lists.

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